THE PYRAMID MODEL OF HEALTH AND DISEASE

As a physician passionate about health, I constantly search for answers to discover why so many people live a “DISEASED” life. After creating the following pyramid, I realized that good quality health produced a broad base to this structure, but occupied a much smaller vertical component. The four bottom rows qualify as the “HEALTHY” foundation. The next seven rows qualify as the “DISEASED” body of the pyramid. The final row is DEATH. If you look at the blue arrow and its relation to the rows of the pyramid, you will (visually) see what I mean.

pyramid-cropped-800

.

As you can see, good health is the FOUNDATION OF LIFE if we make this choice. It can also potentially be a relatively “disease free life” until DEATH (in many cases.) The next pyramid, emphasizes a lifestyle designed to improve BALANCE as the blue arrow between HEALTH and DISEASE indicates. The “DISEASED” body has been removed from this pyramid leaving a solid “HEALTHY” foundation followed by the inevitable outcome, DEATH. This can (potentially) be achieved by removing most of the self inflicted DISEASE many of us impose on ourselves.

pyramid-health-cropped-500

.

For a majority of people throughout the world, the FOUNDATION OF HEALTH doesn’t exist, or has “eroded” as a result of self negligence. Although the replacement foundation appears similar to the HEALTHY PYRAMID, it is structurally weak. Its design is based on a “diseased” lifestyle. You will notice in the next pyramid the blue arrow is void of any health attributes. It’s vicious cycle places the human body and mind on a recurring path of DISEASE until reaching the final outcome, DEATH.

 

pyramid-unhealthy-cropped-600

.

Since the PATH OF DISEASE disguises SYMPTOMS by stimulating GRATIFICATION centers in the brain, many people are unaware they follow this dangerous path. This is the purpose of displaying these three pyramids. By finding the pyramid that BEST REFLECTS the path you’re living, you will discover VISUALLY where you reside on the BLUE HEALTH/DISEASE ARROW.

.

WHICH PYRAMID BEST REPRESENTS YOUR LIFE?

 

Advertisements

22 comments

  1. I certainly hope the second one. I do believe in this pyramid.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’ll bet you’re right. Thank you reading and sharing your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. WOW! Great visuals. I am printing this out to really take it all in!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Since you liked the visuals, I am sending you 5000 more copies you can distribute to your friends, family members and neighbors. 🙂

      Seriously, thank you very much for all your support. I am a visual learner and thought the pyramids would help support the written words and message.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Giggles! You are wise to include the visuals for the reader who needs the additional help to retain information. (See, I speak your language!) Hugs!

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Hey, I’m one of those readers that benefit from visuals, so I know exactly what you mean. 🙂
          Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend!

          Liked by 1 person

  3. I hope the second one too! Fascinating visuals, it really makes it hard to not see the truth staring back at you. Why do you think so may of us live such an unbalanced life when it comes to personal health and wellness? Is it a character thing, education, a heart/spiritual matter? A combination of all three and more I would imagine. The more people read your blog and other good sources of information, the better they will learn how to empower themselves and hopefully see how valuable their lives are. Multiply this by a few thousand and some serious change will start to happen.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I’d bet on the second pyramid for you! 🙂

      This BALANCE issue is likely a combination of the points you make. In a child’s mind, the world centers around them. Adults lose this concept over time making their world center on the needs of MANY others instead. Regaining CONTROL through SELF EMPOWERMENT is a key to solving this dilemma. Hopefully the many wonderful blog sites that contribute to this goal will help overcome this problem.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Hello…..love the way you put the pyramids together, great visual…starts the brain to thinking……makes you realize that there is so much more than just food that effects us on a daily basis……hope your enjoying the spring weather….kat

    Liked by 2 people

    1. The pyramids were designed to show the VARIOUS COMPONENTS. So many people get hung up on exercise and nutrition. Although they certainly play an important role, they are ONLY 2 COMPONENTS.

      The weather has truly been amazing! I know your weather has been spectacular.

      Like

      1. oh yes….the weather is great…..the pyramids were great….made us all think….LOL

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Excellent pyramid! Wonderful work you are doing.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you for your very kind words. It is a passion and a pleasure to share my ideas to help empower people interested in gaining better CONTROL over their health and lives.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Excellent visuals. Great pyramids!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Not being a tech geek, they took some time to create. I new a visual would be necessary to explain the meaning behind the written words. Thank you for sharing your comment and reassuring me I didn’t miss the mark.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Great visual representation! I’m just curious as to why you think to put morality & ethics on the second step in the health portion? In one way, I would tend to think that if the ability to achieve good health through proper food, sleep, etc. was not achievable (through lack of resources or freedoms), then at least you could sustain your integrity, morality, etc. Just a thought :). Reminds me of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – I think they need to expand on that to include some of what’s here!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You bring up an excellent point. I’m sure people view life’s hierarchies through different lenses. I chose to provide (primarily) the physical (supportive) needs as the base of the foundation, because some might argue the second tier displays less tangibly defined concepts. It is difficult to build a strong structure where people “argue” about the bases “ingredients.

      I also agree with you that missing elements in the base would not cause one to sacrifice moral or ethical integrity, however could AFFECT the mental/emotional stability and performance resulting in some possible compromise in health. More importantly the pyramid shows how integrated the four rows are (regardless of how they are arranged.) As a society, we have a natural tendency to look at life as CAUSE and EFFECT. This approach creates simplicity, but often, inaccurate conclusions. The integration of the various components of health synergistically achieve more POSITIVE comprehensive outcomes than any outcome achieved attempting to match ONE CAUSE with ONE EFFECT.
      I hope as people view this pyramid, they begin to understand this concept and consider integrating this approach to life.

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. I always appreciate when a reader makes me “dive back in to the water” and reassess my own thinking. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Great share, and I love the visuals!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thank you so much. I felt the pyramids were necessary to see more clearly the meaning behind the message.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. addyaddy9 · · Reply

    i like your post man its very interesting.. if you have a spare minute or 2 i think your find my post on disease equally interesting, i look forward to more of your posts!

    https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/59226232/posts/1352666307

    Liked by 2 people

  10. […] THE PYRAMID MODEL OF HEALTH AND DISEASE […]

    Liked by 1 person

  11. […] THE PYRAMID MODEL OF HEALTH AND DISEASE […]

    Liked by 1 person

Your comment can positively impact the lives of others.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: